Mathematics Curriculum Coordinator K-12
11 Plymouth Street
Plymouth, MA 02360
Contact Dr. Kelly Bitinas by EMail
(508) 830-4469 Phone
(508) 830-4485 Fax
“Mathematics is not about numbers, equations, computations, or algorithms: it is about understanding” — William Paul Thurston
The mission of the Plymouth Public Schools’ Mathematics Department is to provide relevant and rigorous standards-based instruction for all students to attain and enhance proficiency in all areas of mathematics including technology, critical thinking, and problem-solving in preparation for future academic and career goals. We follow the 2017 Massachusetts Mathematics Curriculum Framework which can be found by clicking here.
In addition, the Plymouth Schools incorporate the following grade appropriate instructional objectives in their classroom and school community:
Students will independently and collaboratively:
Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them using a variety of strategies
Reason abstractly and quantitatively
Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others in oral and written form
Model relationships between quantities; verbally, pictorially, graphically, and symbolically
Choose and use appropriate tools strategically including paper and pencil, concrete models, mental math, rules and algorithms, protractors, calculators, spreadsheets, as well as other math software applications
Attend to precision by checking the accuracy of problem solving strategies and calculations
Look for patterns, and make use of mathematical structure
Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning
[Based on the 2017 Massachusetts Curriculum Framework for Mathematics, Standards for Mathematical Practices]
Whenever possible, play games with your children, and look for opportunities to involve your children in real-world experiences involving math. In addition, I encourage you to partner with our schools and teachers to help develop your child's mathematical thinking, problem-solving, and skills.
Please feel free to contact me at any time with questions regarding our Plymouth Public Schools mathematics programming.
Thank you for your support!
Mathematics Curriculum Coordinator
Plymouth Public Schools
Southeastern Massachusetts Math League - High School
PNHS/PSHS Math Team
Middle School Math Team
South East Chapter
Students and teachers can sign on to a variety of district-provided math applications via Clever. These applications include:
Star Math (Renaissance icon)
Freckle Math (Renaissance icon)
Everyday Math (McGraw Hill icon)
Big Ideas (Big Ideas Math icon)
Glencoe High School texts (McGraw Hill icon)
Please click the link below and use your PPS email credentials to sign in and access these applications.